HCHS Cause/Effect Essay Rubric

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HCHS Cause/Effect Essay Rubric
Teacher:________________ Course:________________ Student:________________________ Date:____________
CONTENT
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3
4
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2
3
4
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3
4
total____X 5 = ______/60
ORGANIZATION
& IDEA
DEVELOPMENT
Thesis is clear; thesis is an arguable opinion
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1
2
3
Claims in body paragraphs strongly support thesis
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1
2
3
Evidence (details, reasons, examples, anecdotes) contain appropriate 0
content; irrelevant support is excluded; Commentary strongly connects
evidence to claims and thesis
1
2
3
Causes are well-developed followed by well-developed effects;
significance of the relationship between the two is explained
thoroughly
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1
2
3
Transitions are used to create smooth flow of ideas
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1
2
3
total____X 2 = ______/30
GRAMMAR,
USAGE, &
MECHANICS
No run-on sentences; no sentence fragments
0
1
2
No use of 1st or 2nd person pronouns (I, me, my, we, our, us, you,
your, yours, you all etc.)
0
1
2
Correct use of there, their, and they're
0
1
2
Correct use of its, it's
0
1
2
Correct use of weather, whether
0
1
2
Correct use of were, where
0
1
2
Correct use of to, too, two
0
1
2
Punctuation is correct
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1
2
Capitalization is correct
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2
Spelling is error free
0
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2
total____X .25 = ______/5
FORMATTING
Name, teacher/course, date in top left-hand corner
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2
Title centered on first page
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2
1 inch margins
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2
Double spaced
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2
Times New Roman font
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2
total____X .5 = ______/5
TOTAL: ______/100 A
1
B
C
D
F
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